NMS5 Sports Memorabilia Project Page

Good Companies for Authenticity:
  • Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA): PSA is an independent organization that evaluates sports cards for authenticity and quality using a 10-point grading scale, then secures the card in a tamper-proof holder along with proof of certification. PSA
  • PSA/DNA Authentication Services (PSA/DNA): A spin-off of Professional Sports Authenticator, PSA/DNA grades and authenticates bats, autographed items, and other sports collectibles. Compare autographs for sale with genuine sample autographs in their database by subscribing to their online autograph service. PSA/DNA also has an online "QuickOpinion" program that allows potential buyers to have listings evaluated for a minimal cost. Within 24 to 36 hours PSA/DNA will return one of three opinions: "likely genuine," "unlikely genuine," or "cannot render an opinion." PSA/DNA
  • Global Authentication Inc. (GAI): Global Authentication grades trading cards and authenticates sports memorabilia, autographs, and a variety of other historical documents and items. Also, GAI ended business in 2009. GAI
  • Beckett Grading Services (BGS): BGS is affiliated with Beckett magazine and also uses a 10-point scale. What makes BGS unique is that it also offers a secondary rating for, say, corners or edges. eBay also teamed with Beckett to develop a "Value Guide" for sports cards, available at Beckett's Web site. BGS
  • Sportscard Guarantee (SGC): The SGC grading scale starts at 10 (poor) and goes up to 100 (pristine) SGC
  • Certificate of Authenticity (COA): COA is a letter that you get if your item is legit.

Athlete Autograph Appearances Cites:

Crave The Auto

Good Cites for Buying and Selling Autographs:

Sports Memorabilia

Tips & Tricks:

1. Find a player you are interested in
2. Look up what the player's signature looks like on Google Images
3. Then on the cite see what kind of autograph you want
4. Then look at the signature on the autograph
5. Compare and Contrast the autograph to the signature on Google Images
6. See if the autograph comes with an authentication
7. Buy away

Autographs I'm Thinking About:

March 17th:
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